Monday, 24 October 2011
Getting over that hobby hump
Our loyal readers know I am in a bit of a rut with the marines right now. Green Feevah knows this better then anyone. I whined to him for a full hour last night about how "useless" they are, how much they "suck", how much I suck playing them, etc, etc, etc. Such a joyous conversation and I apologize for putting him through that. LOLZ. Ah... hobby ruts. Let's figure these out.
So, how do you, our readers, get over hobby ruts. I WANT to play them. I WANT to have a marine army. I mostly WANT to paint them. They've just been "failing" me in games. Note the quotations. I went 1-1-1 in one evening, my first time playing them. I suppose it's not that bad actually and a fact I overlooked or, more likely, ignored. Every game was enjoyable, even if due to the opponents. Every game was close. So what am I complaining about?
Probably 40k in general. A very similar list to mine but using the "meta" codexes are so much better in every way, with so many more advantages in rules and costing. But I AM playing vanilla marines afterall. Maybe I just need to hunker down and realize how these guys play. And how is that? Right to the end. My draw and win came because I didn't quit. Kept in there, ground out the kills, survived.
List wise I still think it works well enough. We're playing on 4x4 tables for the 1k games. We aren't a huge mech meta hit. Everyone generally plays all around lists. I did have a couple alternate ideas.
1) Using a Dread with las/ML instead of the scouts
2) Using a Captain on bike, squad of bikes, 2 tacticals and a predator.
I am actually wondering if a Captain wouldn't be better then a librarian. He adds much more close combat punch, which I seem to be lacking. Relic blade (or lightning claws or power weapon) and digital weapons was my thinking.
Do I take everyone's mockery and do something else altogether? I have 1200pts of orks painted and wouldn't mind just getting them right up to 2k. I have more daemons to paint and no one else is playing daemons in the league. I am just the kind of guy who hates going back on something he posted in his own blog. I am also being fairly stubborn here, refusing to think marines can't work.
So, there's my daily whine.
And for those who made it all the way through, some upcoming things I want to get done.
Beastmen: I am trying a wacky list on Wednesday using lots of MSU monster units. Minos and Centigors and lots of chaff. I may play a second more serious list but still including the big mino bus, just accompanied by proper blocks of gor and a proper caster. Depending on how this goes it may help me build more of them to where I need for a proper solid army.
Empire: I have two packs of the GW modular movement trays thanks to Green Feevah so I am going to be making proper fancy movement trays for my empire. It's really about time too.
Those are my two most pressing fantasy concerns at the moment, especially the Empire stuff.
I also might try and get in a fantasy tourney on Nov 27th. It's a Storm of Magic tourney in Calgary. 1600pts with 400pts of monsters. No SoM magic items allowed. I have the army painted and just need to figure out what monsters I'd bring. I have a chimera built that needs to be gap filled and a cockatrice to fix up a bit. Plus have a ton of other monsters from giants to dragon ogres to Dark Emmissary to, well, just about anything really. May push to get a cygor done for it if I go.
So there we are. Weddings over, back to the grind.